The best fan for you depends on your specific needs and preferences. Consider the following when finding your ideal fan:
Cooling effectiveness - both pedestal fans and normal fans circulate air in order to create a cooling effect, however, pedestal fans usually have larger blades and a more powerful motor, which creates stronger airflow over a larger area.
Height and adjustability - unlike desk fans, pedestal fans are height adjustable and usually have oscillation feaures to direct airflow at different angles. This makes pedestal fans better suited to larger rooms with multiple people.
Portability - normal fans such as table or desk fans, are typically much smaller and more portable than pedestal fans, making them ideal for working from home and moving from room to room. Pedestal fans on the other hand, are usually best kept stationery, however, lightweight options are readily available.
Space - thanks to their compact size, desk fans will often fit on shelves or bedside tables. Pedestal fans require more floor space due to their stand, so if you have a smaller room, table fans are a great option.
Noise levels - pedestal fans tend to be noisier than normal table fans, due to their larger blades and motor. If you're looking for a fan to use at night-time, a desk fan is a more discreet choice.
And there you have it - now you just have to choose the best fan for you!